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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Playas de Nosara area is unique to Costa Rica. What began as a planned residential community nearly 30 years ago has evolved into one of the more attractive, peaceful, yet fully serviced, and even “eclectic” destinations on the Nicoya Peninsula, if not the entire country. This attraction has a lot to do with the incredible combination of qualities found here. We offer you this unique combination to enjoy.

Whether you prefer:

  • Jungle or beaches; (We even have white or black sand beaches!)
  • Endless surf or calm waters for swimming
  • Hiking the nearby Biological Reserve or taking a quiet nature discovery trip upriver
  • Dining out or “hanging out”

Nosara has a variety of restaurants or stay home with us, lying in the hammock on your private porch…while we prepare your next meal of fresh fish, steaks, pasta, or something special from our own wood-fired pizza oven (the only one in town!).

Our community is also part of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge which includes the huge white sand beach of Guiones, where you can surf “the most consistent waves in Costa Rica”; The quiet, calm cove of Pelada; The mouth of the Rio Nosara, where you can begin your amazing river tour; Further north are Playa Nosara itself and Playa Ostional, one of the main nesting beaches for the Olive Ridley Turtle. And to complete this perfect selection, just to the South is Playa Garza, a natural reef-protected marina where you can find sportfishing or take a sunset sail.

Indeed, we even have some of the best weather, being in a tropical dry forest, itself unique in the world. This means “30-40% more sunshine than most of Costa Rica”, a less-humid dry season and a pleasant green season that brings just enough rain to simply keep us green!

Nosara truly is “the best of both worlds”.
Marcel & Myriam Schärer
Telephone:( 506 )682-4000 or ( 506 )682-0258
Fax:( 506 )682 0353



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